It’s day 3 of my Thailand – Cambodia trip. I actually arrived in Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi International Airport) on a super late night trip last April 12 like 11:35pm via Cebu Pacific but its was 12:00ish (technically the next day) when I got out of the immigration counters and everything. I then had to go to Silom in Bangkok City Center to meet with two friends (for the first time) and then go to Cambodia overland by bus by 5:00am. It’s actually great to avoid Bangkok at this time since the red shirt riots have gotten really bad the past week.

A taxi to Silom costs around 350-400 baht but I decided to take public transport instead. It takes longer but is far cheaper and I wasn’t in any hurry so it was okay.

I arrived in Silom two hours earlier than expected so I decided to walk around a bit to look for any place to eat. Fortunately, there was a sidestreet noodle shop open a block away from our meeting point. It was my first time eating an authentic thai meal. Nothing to rave about since it was just a random food stall but for 40 baht, it was good. I’m in Siem Reap, Cambodia right now joining my other Ilonggo friends. I’m actually here for work, hired as a photographer to cover a big event.

Siem Reap is known for the Angkor Wat, among other amazing ancient temples. It’s beautiful here. It doesn’t feel 3rd world at all. I was surprised that US dollars is the main currency here. Anyways, this isn’t much of a DIY trip since I’m being hosted by my friend but I’ll be sure to post lots of step by step itininerary suggestions and a deluge of pictures when I get back home next month (after my agenda here, covering the Aliwan 2010, and a short visit to Banaue and Batad Rice Terraces).

It’s great since WiFi internet connection is not a problem here so I can surf the net and make blog posts from my iPod Touch. Will post more about my trip in the next few days definitely (or maybe a week … or two).